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Vioolsdrift Accommodation


The Chic Shacks offer Vioolsdrift accommodation at an affordable rate, in a beautiful setting. Our rooms have been constructed from reclaimed materials. Each one sleeps two people. These rooms come with bedding and guests have access to shared bathrooms constructed from river stones. We love our huge showers and so will you!

There is a BBQ area with a kitchenette as well. You can make use of the self-catering facilities or join us for a hearty fresh cooked meal.

The Growcery Camp’s Chic Shacks are value-for-money accommodation.  It’s basic and comfortable. There are ten units, and we can accommodate a maximum of 20 travellers at any given point in time. Your vehicles can be safely parked close to your Chic Shack of choice.


Vioolsdrift Accommodation at The Growcery Camp

  • 10 Recycled and upcycled Chic Shacks
  • Sleeps 20 people
  • Grassed campsites with river views
  • Indigenous trees for shade

Activities include

The Growcery Chic Shack Facilities

  • Clean and neat Shared Ablutions
  • Restaurant and Bar area
  • Large natural swimming pool, the Orange River
  • Adventure tours and outdoor activities
  • Electricity in the communal Kitchen
  • BBQ and Braai facilities
  • Washing Basins
  • Grassed Camps
  • Indigenous Trees
  • Herb and vegetable gardens (seasonal)
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • On-site shop

Activities at The Growcery Camp

Indulge in the beauty of the Richtersveld, and, while staying over at The Growcery Camp, book a guided hike into the mountains.

Come and explore the Nababeep Conservancy and we will introduce you to the only mountain desert in South Africa.

This half-day and full-day rafting trail is a perfect short-stay adventure, where you’ll get to see the bird-life of the Orange River and the beautiful rock formations of the Richtersveld in a nutshell.

This Overnight Rafting Trail is primarily available for a short rafting holiday and one night under the stars. This package provides you with rafting, hiking and bundu-bash adventure, all in one!

This is the ultimate short stay option for those who want to get a taste of the Orange River and Richtersveld, but do not have much time to do so. You will spend a night under a star-studded sky and take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint showcasing the surrounding mountains. Escape into the wild is a great entry-level adventure. It is an experience suitable for all ages and families with young kids are welcome.

Rent a boat for the day while staying at The Growcery. This facility is perfect for the adventurer who likes to do their own thing.

Directions to Vioolsdrift Camping – The Growcery Camp

  • Take the N7 from Springbok and drive north towards the Namibian Border.
  • Take the only turn off left, 30 meters in front of the South African border post.
  • Drive 50 meters and at the T- junction, Turn right and drive past the Police station on your left.
  • The road becomes gravel after 800 meters, continue on this gravel road for 22km.
  • Follow the signs of The Growcery and Umkulu for 22km till you reach The Growcery Camp.

Map to The Growcery Camp


GPS coordinates

The Growcery Campsites:  -28°69’68.07″S  ; 17°49’55.24″E


Access from the SA border to Namibia

Take the gravel road at the SA border post and follow for 22km.


Check-in Times

Check-in time: 14:00
Check-out time: 9:30

If you will not be able to accommodate these times

Send us a Message

Tel Landline no: 027-761-8007
Namibia Line: 00264(0)816725466

  • Please make travel arrangements as soon as possible
  • We can arrange to open the gates for late arrivals
  • Please confirm arrivals with bus service
  • We can collect all travellers arriving by bus at an extra charge of R 150 per person


Child Policy

  • Children are most welcome at all times.
  • Ages 1-5 yrs will stay for free at campsites and accommodations.
  • Children need to be accompanied by adults near the river.
  • Please inquire about child policies for activities.
  • Please see rate sheet below.

The Growcery Includes


  • Bed & Bedding
  • Shared Ablutions
  • Communal Kitchen & Safe Parking
  • Self Catering Facilities
  • Gas burner
The Growcery Excludes


  • Activities
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Gratuities
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Cooler - to rent for R150 per day
The Growcery Accommodation Information



50% Minimum Deposit to secure reservation.

The Growcery Product Pricing


Chic Shack Accommodation Rates


Per person sharing Adult Child (15-17 yrs) Child (6-14 yrs) Child (0-5 yrs)
Room only R230 R180 R150 Free
Bed & Breakfast R325 R275 R245 R95
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast R485 R435 R405 R255
Full Board (DBB + Lunch) R570 520 R490 R340
Single rate Adult Child (15-17 yrs) Child (6-14 yrs) Child (0-5 yrs)
Room only R280 R280 R280 N/A
Bed & Breakfast R375 R375 R375 N/A
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast R535 R535 R535 N/A
Full Board (DBB + Lunch) R620 R620 R620 N/A


Breakfast Price 2020
Budgie Breakfast
French Toast R55
Continental Breakfast (coffee included)
Richtersveld Sunrise Breakfast (coffee included)
Hot Beverages
Cup of filter coffee R25
Plunger of filter Coffee (3 - 4 cups) R75
Rooibos/Ceylon/Jasmine Tea R15
Milo & Hot Chocolate R20
Protein Salad (chicken/tuna/beans) R85
Wrap, Root Veg Fries & Salad R120
Toasted Sandwich with side salad R75
Dinner - meal of the day  
2 Course Dinner(Salad & Main course)
The Growcery Accommodation Location


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